We are on a one acre lot and would like to plant something along one of our fencelines to hide our neighbor's messy yard from view. We have a lot of deer, so as deer resistant as possible. We can get water there but would prefer something native/natural. (If watering it will make it grow faster, then we'll do it.)
I find what I enjoy to be contrary to what most people enjoy...a flat green grass lawn...However, I am uncertain what to do as a do-it-your-self, low-maintenance, NATIVE alternative. so Im currently researching things like fountain grass borders...clover for a lawn alternative...things that do not need to be mowed...are perennial and flowering would be great. and drought resistant in order to save water. I don't know where to start. but recently read an article that suggested one start with ones local county extension. Im actually in Marion county. Can you recommend some books, or websites or plants that might do well in my yard?
We are building our home and have disturbed the natural area in order to do so. We want to landscape as natural as possible with native species and would like to know where to find assistance in plant selections and correct locations. We are at 500' elevation in forested area NW of Hagg Lake in Gaston, Oregon. We removed fir, scrub oak, and plants on the forest floor in order to build. We have a small creek and pond on property. Any help is greatly appreciated. There is time, we only have our foundation in.
An ecological approach to landscape design incorporates natural systems as an integral part of urban landscapes. It differs from conventional landscaping in that buildings, hardscape, and landscape are planned as a unified whole, utilizing native plants and green infrastructure to provide ecological...